Irvine Folk Club are very proud that this poem was written by Willie Sinclair , one of our members. (No not Willie the Vet – Willie, Archie Comrie’s pal) Dennis Lawson will read it on BBC Scotland TV on Friday night 24th April at 10.30pm
Coronavirus Poem by Willie Sinclair
Twa months ago, we didna ken
yer name or ocht aboot ye.
But lots of things have changed since then
I really must salute ye
Yer spreading rate is quite intense.
Yer feeding like a gannet
Disruption caused, is so immense
Ye’ve shaken oor wee planet
Corona used tae be a beer.
They garnished it wae limes.
But noo its filled us awe wae fear.
These days are scary times.
Nae shakin hawns, or peckin lips.
It’s whit they awe advise
But scrub them weel richt tae the tips.
That’s how we’ll awe survive.
Just stay inside the hoose ye bide.
Nae sneakin oot for strolls.
Just check the lavvy every hoor
and stock-take your loo rolls.
Oor holidays have been pit aff
Noo that’s the Jet 2 patter
Pit oan yer thermals, have a laugh
and paddle ‘doon the waater’
Canary isles, no for a while.
Nae need for suntan cream.
and awe because o this wee bug
we ken tae be …19
The boredom surely will set in.
But have a read, or doodle.
or plan yer menu for the month
wi 95 pot noodles.
So dinny think ye’ll wipe us oot.
Aye true, a few have died.
Bubonic, Bird Flu and TB.
They came, they left, they tried.
Ye might be gallus noo ma freen
As ye jump fae cup tae cup.
But when we get oor vaccine made.
Yer number will be up.